Ingredient Name: Sunflower Oil (Helianthus annus)
What is it? Sunflower oil is derived from the seeds of the sunflower plant and is packed with antioxidants, fatty acids, and phytonutrients like linoleic acid, carotenoids, tocopherols, and vitamins A and D. Studies suggest sunflower oil may be an effective hydrator, powerful moisturizer, and restorative when applied topically.*
*= This information has not been approved by the FDA.
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